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Creative Writing Workshop with Community Building Art Works

As featured in the 2018 HBO Documentary We Are Not Done Yet, Community Building Art Works serves veterans, military personnel, and members of the community through generative creative-writing workshops. Led by accomplished authors, they are focused on using the written word as a tool for introspection, communication, and connection. Bring a pen, a notebook, and an open mind.

The program is free, but a donation of $10-$30 would to support CBAW’s to hold similar workshops at military hospitals.

Factory Flow Saturday Morning Yoga

Find inner peace and creativity with this early-morning series focused on art, health, and imagination. Sessions feature sound artists, yoga teachers, dance instructors, and more.

  • February 2
  • March 2
  • April 6
  • May 4
  • June 1

 

Veterans Comedy Night with ASAP

The Art Center welcomes back Armed Services Arts Partnership for another comedy night featuring veterans, service members, and military family members from the region. ASAP shows provide an opportunity for the civilian and military world to connect through comedy and engage in an honest dialogue about shared human experiences.

2019 Show Dates:

Check back for tickets.


About Armed Services Arts Partnership

The Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) empowers veterans, service members, and military family members to re-enter and thrive in their communities through classes, performances, and partnerships in the arts. ASAP focuses on promoting artistic expression and skill development in supportive, six- to twelve-week classes in stand-up comedy, improv, creative writing, and music. Thereafter, ASAP partners with local colleges and arts organizations to provide its graduates with continuous opportunities for artistic and personal growth. In the process, ASAP’s programs can improve well-being among participants, allow them to develop a renewed sense of identity and purpose, and bridge divides by connecting veterans and local communities through the arts. To learn more visit asapasap.org.

 

Feature Photo by Mahnaz Rezaie

Factory Flow Saturday Morning Yoga

Find inner peace and creativity with this early-morning series focused on art, health, and imagination. Sessions feature sound artists, yoga teachers, dance instructors, and more.

  • February 2
  • March 2
  • April 6
  • May 4
  • June 1

 

6th Annual Alexandria Jazz4Justice Benefit Concert

The Alexandria Bar Law Foundation, the NOVA Nighthawks and Torpedo Factory Art Center present the 6th annual Jazz4Justice Concert at the Art Center, located at 105 N. Union Street, Alexandria on Tuesday, April 30, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.  The suggested tax deductible donation is $15 for adults, $5 for children. Proceeds benefit Alexandria programs including those that help abused children and the elderly and provide legal aid to low income residents.

The special guest is Warren Wolf, a vibraphonist who has played with some of the biggest names in jazz. The NOVA Nighthawks Jazz ensemble is directed by John “The Smoker” Kocur, a saxophonist and composer who has been a fixture in the DC Jazz scene for several years. The T.C. Williams High School Jazz Band directed by Doug Rogers will also perform. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  A cash bar will be available, as well as a raffle for prizes submitted by local merchants.

Buy tickets (or make a donation if you can’t come) through the website J4JAlexandria.wordpress.com or through the Alexandria Bar Association at 703-548-1106 or alexbar@alexandriabarva.org.   Please support our community by attending an evening of great music!

 


About Jazz4Justice

In 2001, Fairfax attorney Ed Weiner attended a student recital at George Mason University. He was impressed by the music, but distressed by the small audience. As the President of the Fairfax Law Foundation (FLF), he saw an opportunity for a new partnership — the GMU School of Music would provide the musical talent and the local Bar Association would provide the audience and sponsors. The goal would be to raise funds to support local Legal Aid, as well as the university’s jazz program. With the support of George Mason and FLF leadership, Jazz 4Justice™ was born.

Today, through partnerships with 7 universities and numerous local Bar Associations, 47 Jazz4Justice concerts have been held across the Commonwealth: George Mason University, James Madison University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Christopher Newport University, Northern Virginia Community College, the University of Virginia, and the University of Mary Washington. These concerts have raised over $400,000 for jazz programs and an array of educational and charitable legal services benefiting Virginia’s local communities.

Jazz4Justice has received awards from the American Bar Association and the Virginia State Bar. J4J is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Visit us at www.jazz4justice.com.

Professional Practices for the Visual Artist

Back by popular demand, this workshop, presented by Jeffery Allison, Paul Mellon Collection Educator and Statewide Manager at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA), is devoted to the needs of the individual artist. Topics include photographing artwork, funding opportunities, developing professional relationships with galleries and publications, copyright issues, and marketing on the web. This program has been organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and is supported, in part, by the Paul Mellon Endowment and the Jean Stafford Camp Memorial Fund. This exhibition is done in partnership with Target Gallery’s 2019 Emerging Artists exhibition, to support more opportunities for artists in the DMV area. Artists of all skill-levels and stages are welcome.

Workshop Location:
Riverview Room
105 North Union Street
Studio 207
Alexandria, VA 22314

Please bring a laptop and/or a notebook along with writing utensils to take notes during this workshop.

Registration with start in February 2019.


About Jeffery Allison
Jeffrey Allison is the Paul Mellon Collection educator at VMFA and a professional photographer. He holds a BA in photography and film from Virginia Intermont College and an MFA in photography from VCU.

Creative Writing Workshop with Community Building Art Works

As featured in the 2018 HBO Documentary We Are Not Done Yet, Community Building Art Works serves veterans, military personnel, and members of the community through generative creative-writing workshops. Led by accomplished authors, they are focused on using the written word as a tool for introspection, communication, and connection. Bring a pen, a notebook, and an open mind.

The program is free, but a donation of $10-$30 would to support CBAW’s to hold similar workshops at military hospitals.

2019 Emerging Artists

Opening Reception:  Friday April 12, 7 – 10pm, during the Late Shift: Art on the Horizon

Panel Discussion: Thursday, May 2, 6:30 – 9:00pm (see event details here)

Target Gallery presents a new group exhibition spotlighting the work of 4 emerging artists to highlight new talent and the up-and-coming artistic innovators of the D.C. metropolitan area. The selected artists this year include: Kate Gorman, Kim Sandara, Madeline A. Stratton, and Sean Sweeney.

The jury panel for this opportunity was: Adah Rose Bitterbaum, founder and director of Adah Rose Gallery; Philippa Hughes, founder of The Pinkline Project; and Dawne Langford, founder of Quota 

Image Credit: Kim Sandara, 1, 2017. Acrylic on canvas.

Factory Flow Saturday Morning Yoga

Find inner peace and creativity with this early-morning series focused on art, health, and imagination. Sessions feature sound artists, yoga teachers, dance instructors, and more.

  • February 2
  • March 2
  • April 6
  • May 4
  • June 1

 

2019 March150 Art Party

#March150

Target Gallery’s popular annual exhibition and art sale, March150, returns! The March150 Art Party, presented by the Factory Societyis the closing reception for Target Gallery’s March150 Special Exhibition and Art Sale. All remaining artwork is priced at $100. Proceeds from artwork and event sales support future exhibitions and programs at the Target Gallery and the Torpedo Factory Art Center.

Join us for a lively evening featuring a special menu of appetizers provided by our friends at Chadwicks, a wine bar provided by Sonoma Cellar, beer by Port City Brewing,  a photo booth by Mr. Shuttersworth, fun hands-on art activities with the Mobile Art Lab, printmaking by Patrick Sargent of Printmakers Inc., live painting demos by post-grad resident Michaela Japec, an interactive performance by George Mason University MFA candidate Andi Benge, and more!

We will also be presenting special artists awards of Best in Show, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, and Honorable Mention at 9pm as well as the special voted on by the public, People’s Choice Award. Awards vary from a $400 cash prize (Best in Show)  as well as other prizes donated by fellow Alexandria arts supporters at The Art League, Friends of the Torpedo Factory, Factory Society, Port City Brewing, AR Workshop, and more!

Tickets are $25 in advance/$30 at the door. Ticket’s will go on sale now! You may purchase tickets online or at the door. (pre-sale tickets end on Thursday, March 28th at 11:59pm)

Note: Tickets are transferable, but not refundable. 

A special thanks to: